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4-H Youth Development

Horse Achievement Levels

The Kansas 4-H Horse Standard of Excellence consists of four achievement levels (I, II, III, IV), each of which contains three sections: knowledge, leadership, and horsemanship skill attainment.

Once participants successfully pass the written and leadership requirements, they may take the ground skills test. Once all required sections are complete, they will receive certification and achievements and be granted the right to advance to the next level. 

The cost for each horse level is $10 and must be sent to the State 4-H office along with the member's cover sheet after successful completion of the online written test.

Level I

Intermediate (4-H ages 9-13) youth who wish to participate at the District and/or State Horse Show must pass prior to entry deadlines for their District Show.

Cover Sheet
Study Guide
Online Test (password protected)

Level II

Senior (4-H ages 14-18) youth who wish to participate at the District and/or State Horse Show must pass prior to entry deadlines for their District Show. 

Cover Sheet
Study Guide
Online Test (password protected)

Level III

Youth who wish to participate in the Level III Horsemanship class at the State Fair must be certified in this level prior to the entry deadline for the Kansas State Fair's 4-H Horse Show. 

Cover Sheet
Study Guide
Online Test (password protected)

Level IV

Youth who wish to participate in the Level IV Horsemanship class at the State Fair must be certified in this level prior to the entry deadline for the Kansas State Fair's 4-H Horse Show. 

Cover Sheet
There is no online test